Nazarbayev asks early action against perpetrators of Mumbai attacks

January 25th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazaebayev, who is on a four day visit to India, has appealed for due punishment to the terrorists involved in the Mumbai attacks at the earliest.
Speaking at a banquet organised by President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Nazarbayev reaffirmed Kazakhatan’’s cooperation with India in dealing with global terrorism.
Earlier, President Patil termed Kazakhstan as a valuable partner in the fight against terrorism.
“We are deeply touched by the words of condemnation expressed by Kazakhstan, on the terrorist attacks that took place in November last year. Your words of support reinforced our resolve to firmly deal with the menace of terrorism, which requires coordinated efforts globally,” she said.
India, she said, also appreciated the remarkable progress achieved by Kazakhstan and congratulated President Nazarbayev for his far-sighted vision and exemplary leadership with which he steered his nation.
Both countries have demanded an early conclusion of the comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism within the UN framework.
The two sides agreed on a strategic partnership based on the principles of sovereignty and equality, in various other important areas like food and energy security.
The 26/11 Mumbai attacks were a series of ten coordinated terror attacks in different parts of the city, which killed at least 180 people and injured around 300 people.
Several other countries, including the United States have acknowledged the seriousness of Mumbai terror strikes, which were also aimed at tourists.(ANI)

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